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Bringing Hollywood to the Heartland
With a shift toward more independent filmmakers and less reliance on the giant corporate film companies, the film and television industry is rapidly evolving. Pivot recently spoke with one of Indy’s newest film enthusiasts—Indianapolis Film Commissioner Teresa Sabatine—for her thoughts on the changes and the future of film in Indiana.
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Bringing Hollywood to the Heartland
Scott Stulen: The Man Behind the Moments
Scott Stulen, the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s (soon-to-be-former) curator of audience experiences and performances is embarking on a new professional adventure in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We recently spoke with Scott to learn more about his legacy in Indianapolis and the more than 200 programs he helped execute during his two years at the IMA.
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Scott Stulen: The Man Behind the Moments
New Pivoteer: Introducing Libby Simmons
After stints in government and public relations, Libby Simmons joins the Pivot team as a new writer. She took some time this week to reflect on the winding path that led her to Indianapolis and Pivot.
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New Pivoteer: Introducing Libby Simmons
More Than Sugar and Shortcakes
It all began in 1965, with just 100 shortcakes. Fifty-one years later, Christ Church Cathedral’s annual Strawberry Festival includes seven tons of strawberries and 19,000 shortcakes. It is the church’s signature community event, but it’s not just about sugar and shortcakes. It’s about service. Because all the proceeds that come in go right back out.
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More Than Sugar and Shortcakes
More Than a Spectacle
With the Indy 500 fast approaching, Pivoteer Dawn Olsen has been thinking about large-scale events, the relationships they have with their respective host cities, and the sense of community they offer. This week, she spotlights three U.S. events: the Indy 500, Burning Man, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
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More Than a Spectacle
For a Smarter City
From transportation to farming projects and safety initiatives to play spaces, innovative programs in cities around the world are saving money, reducing waste, and making everyday moments more inspiring. Here are seven of the coolest projects we’ve read about recently.
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For a Smarter City
Reclaiming the Past
Big Car Collaborative operates the Tube Factory, a new 12,000-square-foot space for creativity, culture, and community. But when Big Car began renovating the 1908 building, they found some surprises. Here, Big Car talks about the history behind and the making of the Tube Factory—salvaged rafters, reclaimed light fixtures, and hidden windows included.
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Reclaiming the Past
Pivoteers: Where Are They Now?
Poets and painters. Musicians and motorcyclists. Jet-setters and jewelry designers. Over the past decade, a pretty eclectic bunch of creative thinkers has called Pivot home. Both professionally and personally, Pivoteers push themselves to develop their skills and never stop learning. That drive makes for a well-rounded, passionate team, but there’s one big downside: saying goodbye when someone’s ready for a new challenge.
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Pivoteers: Where Are They Now?
We’ve Moved!
From 2011 to 2016, the Pivot team called 1052 Virginia Ave home. We loved our storefront in Fountain Square, and we have a lot of great memories there: meetings with clients, breakthrough brainstorm sessions, that time we took in a stray cat, and, of course, dreaming up concepts for our kickball shirts. But after five years, we finally outgrew the space. This week, the Pivoteers packed our things and headed up the street to 646 Virginia Ave.
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We’ve Moved!
March 19: It’s Clients’ Day
Celebrated annually on March 19, International Clients' Day is an unofficial holiday dedicated to the MVPs for any business—clients. In honor of this day, we want to thank all our clients for believing in us. And as a special thank-you, we're shining the spotlight on our longest-running clients—those who have been with Pivot for at least three years.
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March 19: It’s Clients’ Day